Adrián Zarrilli is a researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Investigations and a professor at the National University of Quilmes, Argentina. He is also director of the Rural Studies Center of Argentina (UNQ), and was president of the Latin American and Caribbean Society of Environmental History (SOLCHA) from 2014 to 2016. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro.
His research centers on Latin American environmental history. In particular, he explores the relationship between society and nature, focusing on issues related to rural development and sustainability, deforestation and expansion, as well as environmental conflicts in the Gran Chaco region of Argentina. His recent studies explore the expansion of the agricultural frontier, driven mainly by the growth of soybean cultivation, which has produced some of the largest economic, social, demographic, and environmental changes in the country’s history.